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Forensic Science

University of Greenwich

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Our degree in forensic science will provide you with the scientific training and transferable skills you need to become a professional forensic scientist.

Our forensic science course includes laboratory sessions, practical scenarios in our mock crime scenes and lectures from experts in their field. Subjects studied include biology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics and skills for crime scene examination.

We are ranked in the Complete University Guide 2019 as one of the top 10 universities in the UK for forensic science. The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Our graduates pursue careers in areas such as forensic science, criminal justice and management. Other options include roles in the wider pharmaceutical, chemical and biological sectors.

  •  Ranked in the Top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019)
  •  Our team of forensic professionals have used their years of industry experience to design an accredited course
  •  We offer specialist forensic provision, outstanding laboratory and crime scene facilities
  •  We restrict practical class sizes to enhance your learning experience.

Our degree in forensic science will provide you with the scientific training and transferable skills you need to become a professional forensic scientist. Our forensic science course includes laboratory sessions, practical scenarios in our mock crime scenes and lectures from experts in their field. Subjects studied include biology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics and skills for...

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Course Content

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits)
  • Fundamental Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills - Life Science (15 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Forensic Science (15 credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills - Chemistry (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
  • Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Intermediate Forensic Science (30 credits)
  • Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Skills in Crime Scene Examination, Evidence Recovery and Law (15 credits)
  • Genetics (15 credits)
  • Forensic Geoscience (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Project (Chemical Sciences) (30 credits)
  • Advanced Topics in Forensic Science (15 credits)
  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

  • Chemometrics and Informatics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Forensic Identification and Investigation (15 credits)
  • Computer Forensics 2 (15 credits)
  • Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology (15 credits)
  • Advanced and Clinical Immunology (15 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology (15 credits)
  • Medical Biochemistry (15 credits)

Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits) Fundamental Biology and Physiology (30 credits) Practical and Professional Skills - Life Science (15 credits) Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits) Introduction to...

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Available Dates

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Medway

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

Typical Offer: 104 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 32 Points from Chemistry (and related subject)
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level Chemistry (or related subject – as above)
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science

Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later

Typical Offer: 104 Points Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate Subjects: A-level: 32 Points from Chemistry (and related subject) BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science...

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Assessment Methods

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
93%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
93% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
86% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
93% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
86% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
50% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
64% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
57% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
57% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
79% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
93% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
86% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
100% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
71% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
100% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
100% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
92% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
86% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
93% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
93% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
86% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
62% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate85%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

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